Elissa Kozlov, assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy at the Rutgers School of Public Health answers questions about the Master of Public Health (MPH) Population Aging degree, being offered online beginning Fall 2024.
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Biostatistics and Epidemiology
The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology focuses on biostatistics and epidemiology, as well as other areas like pharmacoepidemiology, through its research, educational programs, and community engagement activities.
Environmental and Occupational Health and Justice
The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Justice focuses on environmental and occupational health, occupational safety, and environmental sciences, as well as other areas like sustainability and occupational and environmental medicine, through its research, educational programs, and community engagement activities.
Health Behavior, Society and Policy
The Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy focuses on social and behavioral health, health systems and policy, population aging and mental health, as well as other areas like economics and ethics, through its research, educational programs, and community engagement activities.
Urban-Global Public Health
The Department of Urban-Global Public Health focuses on urban and global public health, public health nutrition, LGBTQ health, and other areas like public administration and leadership, through its research, educational programs, and community engagement activities.
Jon-Patrick Allem, Ph.D., M.A., has joined the Rutgers School of Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy as an associate professor. He is also an associate professor of general internal medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and a core member of the Rutgers Institute for Nicotine & Tobacco Studies.
Many high school students are unaware of careers in public health and that there are many options available for those interested in improving health and preventing disease beyond being a doctor or a nurse. The Rutgers School of Public Health developed PHocus (Public Health: Outbreaks, Communities, and Urban Studies) to introduce high school students to the interdisciplinary field of public health, as well as to promote population and individual health.